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‘Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me’: After blaming an inexperienced design engineer, sales rep gets hit with karma and loses his job

‘Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me’: After blaming an inexperienced design engineer, sales rep gets hit with karma and loses his job

The business environment is competitive. Individuals often prioritize their own advancement over the well-being of those around them when climbing the corporate ladder. They are dedicated to achieving their objective and will do whatever it takes to get there. That being said, how would you react if you found out that someone on your crew attempted to sabotage you in order to protect themselves? The story that follows is that of an inexperienced design engineer who is picking up the rules of th…
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'Don't mess with the IT guy': Disgruntled IT worker exports detailed report of all workers' unpaid overtime and hands it to a lawyer

It's always a good idea to make sure you're not messing with the guy who has access to all of the company's information at his fingertips… Otherwise, things could go pretty poorly for you—if the dozens of stories online on the subject are anything to go off of. This went doubly when that guy was also the one who implemented an all-encompassing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that is vital to the organization's continued functioning and existence, which he alone knows how to service…
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‘She recorded herself crying’: Gen X Share Their Thoughts on Gen Z in Entertaining Thread

‘She recorded herself crying’: Gen X Share Their Thoughts on Gen Z in Entertaining Thread

I grew up in the '80s and '90s, and life back then was… simpler. Technology didn't rule every aspect of our existence, and social media was just a sci-fi dream. Gen Z on the other hand… Well, they're practically being raised by their smartphones. I definitely admire their spirit to talk back, stand up for themselves, and change social norms, but they're also showing serious signs of communication issues, are overly sensitive, and have the attention span of a goldfish. Plus, they document everyt…
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IT worker charges 16 hours to 2 hour job when management instates new painstaking time-logging system: '[The] client refused to pay'

If you've ever worked a job that relies on timesheets, you know how this goes… Management (usually of the upper variety) wants to keep better track of how and where staff are spending their time, they pressure staff to charge out more hours to jobs, trying to keep them from posting “unproductive” uncharged hours. Suddenly, clients are getting charged more hours, and therefor paying more, for services implement The really interesting thing about management wanting to better track
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'No exceptions!': IT Manager says "no overtime," has to drive to site in the middle of the night to fix emergency himself when team complies

If you're in a line of work that frequently deals with emergency break-fix scenarios where you're effectively permanently on call and might be expected (or required) to spring into action at a moment's notice at any time, having an expectation set that you'll never work overtime doesn't really work. Yet, that doesn't stop petty managers from setting petty rules for their frontline staff who are handling these types of situations. But, to be fair, it's not as if they really understand the indust…
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'Well, well, well, look who emailed at 2:45 AM': Consultant gets back at firm who 'fired all the consultants'

'Well, well, well, look who emailed at 2:45 AM': Consultant gets sweet revenge on firm who 'fired all the consultants'

It's not often that an opportunity like this comes around. One consultant got to have the email conversation of a lifetime, and gleefully shared the results to their Twitter followers. It's hard to overstate just how advanced artificiaI inteIIigence has become in such a short period of time. There was a time just a couple of years ago where people didn't understand what AI even was, and it was hard to explain the concept. Now, AI has infiltrated every industry in some way. If you use photo edit…
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'Devoted' graphic designer refuses to take accountability for botched project, declaring: 'It's the customers who are at fault, not the design'

'Devoted' graphic designer refuses to take accountability for botched project, declaring: 'It's the customers who are at fault, not the design'

Working in graphic design means paying close attention to numerous small elements that come together to form a polished result. The manager in the story below is in complete shock. As a BigCo, OP is in charge of a few dozen agents. For quite some time, OP had been in need of a skilled graphic designer; therefore, when an opportunity arose and a qualified candidate was found, OP quickly hired her. As a modest thank you for joining the company, OP provided the new graphic designer with access to…
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'Where there is a will, there is a way': Customer complies with company's demands to return faulty product after they refuse to reimburse him, leading to company losing hundreds

'Where there is a will, there is a way': Customer complies with company's demands to return faulty product after they refuse to reimburse him, leading to company losing hundreds

It's nearly impossible to stay up to date with technology. The rate at which the world changes is almost unfathomable. However, what happens if you deliberately select outdated technology to guarantee a smooth transition, only to be left with a dysfunctional device? The story that follows tells the account of a son who purchases a flip phone for his elderly father. OP chooses an easy-to-manage cellphone for his father, who can no longer keep up with the rapid advancements in technology. However…
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22 Time-Tested Tech Devices That Are 'Obsolete' But Still Surprisingly Useful

Back in Magellan's days, there was a tech device for everything. A sundial could tell you the time, a compass could help you get to where you're going, and an abacus could help you solve algebraic math problems. Imagine telling a 16th-century peasant that a pocket-sized, shining rectangular device could do all of that (and more), while resting in the palm of your hand– Mind-blowing!
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'She wanted me gone but got fired instead': IT employee refuses to fix demanding coworker's computer so she turns to upper management to get him fired

'She wanted me gone but got fired instead': IT employee refuses to fix demanding coworker's computer so she turns to upper management to get him fired

IT people really have it hard out there. It is a genuine surprise how they manage to keep a civil conversation with people while having to fix their constant silly tech problems they could have fixed themselves in less them two minutes. Honestly, the term ‘Technophobic' has lost all meaning when you hear what people need help with. No ma'am, you are not technophobic, you are simply too lazy to learn. And why would you learn if all you have to do to fix your tiny problem is to call the IT person…
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'I get a text when my oven is finished preheating': 15+ Modern gadgets and gizmos that aren't actually very innovative

'I get a text when my oven is finished preheating': 15+ Modern gadgets and gizmos that aren't actually very innovative

Innovation doesn't always move us forward… sometimes it moves us backward or sideways. Not every innovative idea is a good one. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should! It's hard to know which ideas are winners until you try them. The creatives of the world have plenty of ideas to suggest, but the ones that wind up turning into new products sometimes leave a lot to be desired. These people were asked about tech inventions that are “actually worse than its predecessor," and pe…
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'I'll make you watch me work': Auto shop employee demonstrates how slow their computer is to their bosses

'I'll make you watch me work': Auto shop employee demonstrates how slow their computer is to their bosses

There are some things in life that are perpetually irritating, like getting stuck in traffic. When you have somewhere you need to be, and the cars in front of you are inching forward at a snail's pace, it's pretty annoying. Plus, there's nothing you can do about it. It's a small thing, but when you deal with traffic every day, it might start to take a toll. This person, u/Rhelyk, had a different sort of waiting issue . They had to deal with a slow computer . Oh man. In today's day and age, when…
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'DO NOT attempt to login': Employee told to wait for green light due to tech issues, never receives confirmation, gets paid to do nothing

'DO NOT attempt to login': Employee told to wait for green light due to tech issues, never receives confirmation, gets paid to do nothing

There is nothing like a technical problem at work that allows you to have the whole day to yourself until it's resolved. Whenever a situation like this arises, it's important to luxuriate in the moment. This means you can finally get your act together. You can vacuum the apartment, do laundry, and cook yourself a nice meal. Or you can lie down on the couch for hours on end and finally binge the new episodes of The Crown . Who cares? The world is your oyster, and it's not like you're shirking an…
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'The Engineering VP saw the price tag, and told us to just rent it': Engineers ask management to buy a crucial piece of equipment, management balks at high cost

'The Engineering VP saw the price tag, and told us to just rent it': Engineers ask management to buy a crucial piece of equipment, management balks at high cost

One company was going through growing pains, and it's workers were feeling the pinch. Most small businesses fail. Perhaps you've heard that old wisdom that nine out of ten startups don't even last more than a year or two. Only the companies that rise above are able to stick around, but even then, not every business is able to scale up. It's something that has to be done with caution. In this case, u/calladus shared that they were working for a company that went from being a tiny privately owned…
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'It ended up costing them more money': IT Guy told to be at his desk from 8-5 despite after hours callouts, starts billing all his overtime instead, quits

At this point in the story of the history of the office worker, it should be common knowledge that being a productive worker doesn't mean being tied to a desk for 8 hours a day between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. In the yesteryear of the evaluation of working performance, previous generations would have sat stoically at their desks and, whether or not they were actually doing anything of merit to contribute to the company, their ability to have their behind in that seat for eight hours a day wo…
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'Calling me on a day off? Cha-ching!': IT employee gets called on his day off, finagles a 10 minute call to be 6 hours of PTO with 150% Overtime

Are you a full-time employee? Then we have a quick question for you: Have you thoroughly read your employee handbook? Many employees simply skim their employee handbook and don't read the fine print. Most of the wordage is to cover the derrière of the company, but it clearly states exactly what you are supposed to be earning. That means you are supposed to get paid for a minimum of 4 hours no matter what? You better charge that 10-minute call as if it were 4 hours. That is exactly what this tec…
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